The Illinois Department of Employment Security helps eligible unemployed Illinois residents pay their bills while they look for new jobs for up to 26 weeks. After you submit a claim for this financial assistance, you might need to know as soon as possible whether or not you qualify. You might have questions about the process itself, and how it applies to your case. You need to know how to check on the status of your unemployment benefits claim. Read on to find how to check.
Requirements for Receiving Unemployment Benefits in Illinois
Checking the Status of Your Claim
After you have filed your unemployment benefits claim, the Illinois Department of Employment Security will examine your claim and mail you their findings. If your claim is approved, this letter will tell you how much you will get in weekly benefits and the maximum benefit level you have qualified for. To check on the status of your claim before you receive the letter, call 800-244-5631 between 8:30 am and 5 pm on weekdays. The TTY number you would use to check on your claim is 800-244-5631.
Other Contact Options
After thousands of Illinois Department of Employment Security customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem (and many others), we decided it was time to publish instructions. So we put together How Do I Check the Status of My Unemployment Claim with the Illinois Department of Employment Security? to try to help. It takes time to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Illinois Department of Employment Security if necessary. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with guidance from this page.
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